Leaked Nokia presentation slide reveals Windows Phone 7.8 features

Leaked Nokia presentation slide reveals Windows Phone 7.8 features
Once it became obvious that Microsoft was not going to allow Windows Phone 7 models to be updated to Windows Phone 8, owners of models like the Nokia Lumia 900 were curious to know just how close to Windows Phone 8 their handset would get. Fairly quickly, the Redmond based tech titan made it clear that the sidewalk would end at Windows Phone 7.8, giving some of the original Windows Phone handsets a taste of what Windows Phone 8 was all about.

A leaked slide used in a Windows Phone 7.8 presentation reveals some of the new features that are coming to some of the older Windows Phone devices. The slide talks about the new Start screen coming in the update along with the three Live Tile sizes to help personalize the phone. Twenty themes, matching the number found in Windows Phone 8, are aboard. Internet Explorer has security updates and MP3 files can be edited to produce a ringtone. Some of these features were already leaked at the end of last month.

Other features coming to Windows Phone 7.8 include the ability to use Bing wallpapers to customize the lock screen. As we get closer to the actual Windows Phone 7.8 update, you can expect more features to be announced by the Redmond based firm. Those who bought Windows Phone 7 handsets from carriers in the states still have to do the remainder of their sentence before updating to Windows Phone 8 which means they are probably quite grateful for every new feature on Windows Phone 7.8.

source: Winp.cn (translated) via WPCentral



1. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

what annoys me is that they haven't released a list of phones being updated yet... My HTC Radar had better be on the list!

3. Penny

Posts: 1848; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

As far as I'm aware, all phones currently running 7.5 (mango) are going to get the update, so you should be fine.

13. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Your good! this isn't android. Support is guaranteed

2. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Shut up And stop talking about WP 7.8 And start blabbing about WP 8

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Shut up and stop talking.

9. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

There are still loyal customers who are still using Windows phone 7.5 and are eager to update to 7.8.. so this article is for them... if you don't care about it, you don't have to comment right? Not everyone is so unconcerned about Windows phone 7.8....

11. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Yep.. have a couple of Dell Venue Pros waiting for updates. Waiting to see what second generation smart phones will come out with.

4. Penny

Posts: 1848; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I think the last sentenceof this article is dead accurate. I am a WP7 user, and I feel like I'm serving out a sentence until my contract is up because I can't get WP8 sooner. I'm looking to get every last feature possible out of 7.8.

5. Hemlocke unregistered

Honestly, there aren't a ton of features (That I use or have noticed) that I didn't have on my Lumia 900. The different tile sizes are great, and the extra themes, but I really haven't used Rooms, and will never use Kids' Corner. For me, it's all about the hardware. The Lumia 900 was a nice, albeit underpowered, handset, and my Focus was just a nice, cheap phone. My Lumia 920 is the first WP that I am actually thinking about keeping as my main phone, and I have recently had an S3 and an iPhone 5, and I have a Nexus 4 in the mail. It's that good.

8. Penny

Posts: 1848; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yeah, I'd be much more likely to go with the Lumia 920 off contract if I were on ATT, but I'm on a family plan at Verizon and still under contract. There would be too many charges along the way for me to make the switch, the biggest of which is the additional monthly amount I would pay for going with a separate line plus the current family plan for the rest of the lines.

12. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Same here.. plan on keeping my Dell Venue Pros for another year and a half so I can leave T-mobile for Verizon (Or at least have the option without costing me a Grand). Then maybe the new W8 2nd Gen phones will be out and maybe with a QWERTY model.

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

updates!! would love to see it now!

10. BeInspired

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 21, 2009

My Lumia 900, I bought it from UK, and the date and time settings does not have automatic change function, I have to change it by myself when I arrive at each different country. Are there anyone having same problem with the phone?

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